In the SEND Provision section we have added lots of information including how we consult with students with SEND at Egglescliffe. Please access this information from the SEND Provision menu. We appreciate that there is lots of information contained in this section. However this is unavoidable given the range of SEND questions that parents and students may have. If you feel that you would rather discuss any queries that you have then please don’t hesitate to contact the school and we will try our best to help you. Statement of Intent for Supporting Equality At Egglescliffe School we are committed to equality. We aim for every Student to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We aim to: Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued. Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity. Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people. Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity. Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the lessons and activities of the school. Ensure we develop the whole child and help them develop academic and life skills as we prepare them for the adult world. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment. Pastoral Support All students with a medical need will be identified at the start of the academic year, a document will be sent to parents/carers asking for a declaration if their child has a medical need that requires enhanced support or to be monitored in school. Once this document has been returned a care plan will be created in consultation with parent and any health care professionals involved. Any change to medical needs during the academic year must be reported to the tutor and Head of House in addition to the Assistant Head Teacher – SENDCo (Dr C Lear), Deputy SENDCo (Mrs C Daniels). High quality pastoral care is central to the success of our school and students. Pastoral structures at Egglescliffe provide qualified teachers as Heads of House. They work closely with SEND students with particular pastoral and social needs. In addition, to provide enhanced support at a key time the school works closely with primary schools to support students at the year 6 to 7 transition. Mr Haworth, Associate Assistant Head is the lead teacher for Transition and is supported by the Assistant Head Teacher – SENDCo and Deputy SENDCo who ensure that Egglescliffe school is represented at Review meetings throughout the year and that there is constant dialogue between themselves and the primary schools about a child, their needs and support requirements. Staff that play key roles in our Pastoral structure are: Dr C Lear – Assistant Head Teacher – SENDCo ( VALT) Mrs C Daniels – Deputy SENDCo Mrs Williams – Assistant Head teacher (Pastoral and Safeguarding) Mr Haworth – Associate Assistant Head Teacher (Lead Teacher for transition) Mr Devey – Head of Aldrin House Mrs Anderson – Head of Armstrong House Miss Fleetham – Head of Gagarin House Mrs Wright – Head of Lovell House Mr Scaife – Head of Tereshkova House Mr Gratton – Director of Sixth Form Social support for students outside the broad structures can take a variety of individualised forms including: support from SEND support staff during unstructured time, specialist 1:1 intervention programmes, morning, break and lunch clubs e.g. Lego, Pokemon, crafts, Chess, scrabble, homework support. The menu of extra curricular activities aimed at building on communication and interaction skills are available to students to take part in during lunch breaks and our after school programmes. In addition, a number of our Student Services staff are trained to manage medicines in school.If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment. How do we consult with our SEND Students Teachers/SENDCo and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. Students take an active role with setting their targets, discussing them with the class teacher/SENDCo. Our students have regular meetings with SENDCo, HOH and support staff to discuss their progress and support. Egglescliffe also involves learners through ‘Student Voice’ to provide a greater opportunity for students to bring to the school’s attention any areas that they feel could be improved upon. SENDCo and Deputy gather student voice at key points in the year and as part of the review process for children. Discussions are held with children and key members of staff throughout the year as data is reviewed and progress monitored. Daily discussions can also be a way of gathering pupil voice and also children are included in many questionnaires as part of the PSHE programme. Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process. There is a range of ways this can be done, for example: Termly parents’/ carers’ evenings and parent consultation days (where we also gather parent/carer voice). Ongoing discussions with a class teacher/HOH and/or SENDCo/Deputy SENDCO; An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have through making an appointment; Through a review of a child’s SEND Support Plan or the Annual Review of their EHC Plan. At Egglescliffe we ask parents/carers to complete a questionnaires at the formal parents/carers’ evening aimed at gathering opinion on various specific aspects of the school to help us keep abreast of any emerging issues. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment / telephone call via Mrs T Probert. Additional Help As mentioned in others sections, additional support in many forms (eg, academic pastoral, social, emotional, medical) is provided to identified students based upon need. Further, the school makes considerable efforts to ensure that students enjoy a pleasant environment during times when they are out of lessons. For example, a wealth of optional lunchtime activities run at times throughout the year alongside the broader after school enrichment programme. At times parents themselves can feel the strains of supporting their child through what can be the challenging teenage years. At Egglescliffe we take pride in the support that we offer parents, whilst Show My Homework enables parents to support their child with homework as well as be informed about events, revision sessions and after school classes. Information is also communicated to parents via Parent Pay. Identifying students with SEND We take information from a range of sources when establishing if a child has specific SEND needs. These sources include: Primary Schools. Standardised tests, (including literacy/numeracy tests, CAT tests, SATs results etc). Individual teachers and departments. Parents/carers. Students themselves. Outside Agencies. In School monitoring. Heads of house. LA representatives. SEND Team. Professional agencies. In regards to SEND, any member of staff, parent, or outside agency can make a referral to the SEND Team regarding a Student at Egglescliffe School. Should you wish to refer a child for an SEND assessment then please your SEND concerns/ requirements in detail then please feel free to contact us.